This course will focus on the physiology and pathology of blood and its use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. A variety of areas of molecular and cellular bioscience will be covered with an emphasis on new technologies and developments in Haematology and related disciplines such as Transfusion Science. You will expand your knowledge of the basic science and analytical techniques relating to Haematology and gain an up-to-date understanding of the application of Haematology in bioscience / pharmaceutical research, as well as in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine.
There will be an emphasis in the course on development of critical analysis skills in the assessment of scientific literature and laboratory data. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and execute your own research project. The course team is supported by visiting lecturers who are practising scientists in the field, which helps ensure that taught material is current and relevant.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -CELLULAR HAEMATOLOGY -IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY AND HAEMOSTASIS -MOLECULAR SCIENCE AND DIAGNOSTICS -POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS -POSTGRADUATE PROJECT
Option modules -ADVANCED CANCER BIOLOGY -AUTOMATION IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES -CELL SIGNALLING AND GENETICS -COMMUNICATING SCIENCE -EXTENDED POSTGRADUATE PROJECT -IMMUNOPATHOLOGY -MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR THERAPEUTICS -PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE
As well as gaining specialist knowledge in Haematology and related disciplines, you will develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employment prospects and research opportunities in the UK or overseas. The course is taken by both UK and international students, preferably (but not necessarily) with relevant work experience. It is relevant to career pathways in diagnostic haematology, immunology and transfusion laboratories, research institutions and pharmaceutical companies.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).